December 1997 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 1, Issue 5.

In This Issue:

Interview with Lou Aronica
How will the Internet affect the book publishing industry? What does it take to launch a new science fiction and fantasy imprint? Lou Aronica, the Senior Vice-president and Publisher of Avon Books talks with us about his rise to the top of the publishing ranks and how the Internet will change the face of publishing. The man who created Bantam Spectra and brought Star Wars® to books gives us a behind the scenes look at Eos, the new Avon sf/fantasy imprint that launches in February.

Interview with Lawrence Watt-Evans
What are Lawrence Watt-Evans' Rules for Writing Fantasy? How do you go about creating a new world for a sf or fantasy novel? Come visit with Hugo Award winner Lawrence Watt-Evans, the popular author of the Ethshar fantasy series. Lawrence chats with us about what it takes to make it in the sf, fantasy and horror worlds and reveals his secrets for making sf and fantasy magic in his novels.

Interview with Martyn Williams from Newsbytes
Has the Internet helped or hurt journalism? What's new on the personal technology market in time for Christmas? Come hear what Newsbytes Tokyo Bureau Chief Martyn Williams has to say about running an international internet news bureau, how the Net has affected the news you read and what you can expect in the way of cool, new technology for your TV, stereo and VCR.

How to Open Without a Bang
Popular British crime novelist Alex Keegan reveals how to craft an opening for your short story or novel that will intrigue and entertain your reader.

Research Tips From Teri Holbrook
Author Tabatha Yeatts, founder of Eye on Women, chats with mystery novelist Teri Holbrook and learns her methods for researching her novels.

Looking for a job?
Help is as close as your computer terminal! Greg Knollenberg gives detailed and practical advice on how to find a writing-related job by using the Internet.

A Novice Writer's Guide to Rights
What are you giving up when you sign that freelance contract? Attorney Claire White discusses the minimum concepts that writers must know about the sale of rights to their work in her article, "A Novice Writer's Guide to Rights."

Book Reviews

Computers/Web Design

Teach Yourself Dynamic HTML in a Week by Bruce Campbell and Rick Darnell.
Creating Killer Web Sites, Second Edition by David Siegel.
Secrets of Successful Web Sites by David Siegel.
Web & New Media Price Guide by J.P. Frenza and Michelle Szabo.


The Cobra Event by Richard Preston.
Cold Iron by Melisa Michaels.
Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz.


Bad Medicine by Aimee and David Thurlo.
Dead Men Don't Dance by Margaret Chittenden.
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie.
Holy Terror in the Hebrides by Jeanne M. Dams.
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman.
Red Sky in Mourning by Patricia H. Rushford.
Road Kill by Kinky Friedman.


Diana: In Her Own Words by Andrew Morton.


Captain Jack's Woman by Stephanie Laurens.
The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts.
The Offer by Catherine Coulter.
Whispers of the Wind by Donna Fletcher.


How to Write and Sell Your Articles Edited by Sylvia K. Burack.
The Writer's Handbook 1998 Ed. Edited by Sylvia K. Burack.
Writer's Guide To Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriter's Agents by Skip Press.
Writing Horror Edited by Mort Castle.
Writing the Private Eye Novel. Edited by Robert J. Randisi

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